Sunday, December 3

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences former leader to four years in prison

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Aung San Suu Kyi

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Myanmar’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday, the first in a series of verdicts that could lead to life in prison.

Suu Kyi was found guilty on charges of inciting dissent and breaking the rules to prevent COVID-19 during the campaign for the 2020 elections.

“She was sentenced to two years in prison under section 505 (b) and two years in prison under the natural disaster law,” Zaw Min Tun, spokesman for the military junta that currently governs Myanmar, told AFP news agency.

Min Tun said she will face trial on the other charges she is being accused of from where she is now.

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